This book makes the history of typography immensely accessible and interesting. It’s broken up into 22 chapters broken up by 11 “Fontbreaks”, detailing a whole heap of stories from how Comic Sans came about to the involvement between Mr Baskerville and Mrs Eaves to a list of “The Worst Fonts in the World” (Comic Sans isn’t one of them!) and more.
In 2015 when I undertook a 100 day project and created a new unique grid pattern every day for 100 consecutive days, I never thought that one year later (almost to the day) I'd be running a Kickstarter campaign to produce an initial 50 unit run of all 100 grids as 36 page sketchbooks.
Wayne Thompson type designer, letterer and founder of the Australian Type Foundry. He lives just north from Sydney in Newcastle. We drove up for a visit and checked out his neighbourhood, local beach and had a browse through his studio, all while he gave tons of great advice for aspiring letterers.